5 Interesting Facts About Masked Lovebirds

Masked Lovebird

Here is a pair of masked lovebirds snuggling together on a branch

Today is Valentine’s Day, so today I want to write about the very affectionate masked lovebird.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. Also known as yellow-collared lovebirds, these beautiful small parrots grow to about 15 cm long.
  2. They are called lovebirds because they like to have companions that they live very close to.    Once they have a mate they spend all of their time together, often preening and grooming each other affectionately.
  3. They are a very popular bird in captivity due to their beautiful markings, ease of breeding and habit of living in pairs.
  4. In the wild, they eat seeds, tree bark and crops.
  5. The masked lovebird is found in the African nation of Tanzania, living on the edge of forests near bodies of water.  They have also been introduced to Kenya and Burundi.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about masked lovebirds?

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